In Taiwan, lanterns are a symbol of hope, joy and celebration. They take you back to the Han dynasty 1045-771 BC, where the lantern originated.
Jean Marc Daniels and Pei Ching began Taiwan-Lantern to share their culture and traditions with the world. They embarked on an adventurous journey to modernize design, optimize quality and return to traditional natural materials.
Taiwan Lantern work with Taiwan's last traditional lantern factory. Each lantern is made by hand by skilled artisans using the finest natural materials, almost all of which are locally sourced : walnut, bamboo, brass, cotton, leather.
A single lantern involves 190 different processes and takes five to six weeks - from harvesting the bamboo to create the spokes to dyeing the fabrics by hand.